Science Museum Oklahoma will test the limits of “don’t try this at home” during “SMO 21: Epically Bad Ideas” from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, an adults-only (21+) night at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma City.

From becoming a human Tesla coil to blowing things up using only office supplies and powering skateboards with candy and soda, “Epically Bad Ideas” will test the science of some of the absolute best worst ideas.

“Bad ideas make great science — this SMO 21 is for every time you’ve thought, ‘What if?’ We’ll climb the Scoville scale with hot sauce, investigate the ballistic power of potato guns, experiment with electricity and a lot more. We’re exploring the ill-advised science of don’t-try-this-at-home fun that’s only for adults,” said Clint Stone, vice president of programs for SMO.

The full museum will be open during SMO 21, giving guests the opportunity to explore the museum’s exhibits and gardens. In addition to themed activities and a cash bar with beer, wine and some bad-idea cocktails, the museum’s café will be open with numerous entrée and snack options.

Tickets for SMO 21 are $21 in advance, $25 on the day of the event and are available online, in-person during regular museum hours as well as over the phone. Tickets include all activities and access to the museum. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as admission is limited.

Those purchasing tickets at the door should check SMO’s website for updates regarding ticket availability and arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. There will be no ticket sales after 7:30 p.m. and no outside food or beverages are permitted.

SMO 21, the museum’s adults-only, after-hours program for ages 21 and up, is a chance for adults to explore SMO without children in tow. The next SMO 21, with a theme to be announced, is set for Oct. 25.

For more information about SMO 21 or to purchase tickets, visit or call 405-602-3760.